Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: April 2012 (Page 1 of 3)

The Bouquet

Bouquet by Mrs H

Bouquet by Mrs H

Start out with a posie made from dried leaves by the Pasifika Mamas, add Mrs H’s trademark hearts, her flair, her eye for a good vase and great presentation (and patience and a bit of encouragement), and this is the result.…

Fire Control Room

Fire Control Room

Fire Control Room

Next to the Skate Park at Beaumont Street there is this cubic structure. It contains all that is necessary in case a fire breaks out in the Victoria Tunnel nearby.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Anzac Day Dawn Parade — Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Services Cemetery

Waikumete Services Cemetery

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance, in particular commemorating a battle at Gallipoli in 1915. Throughout the country, parades and commemorative services are being held, beginning in many places with a dawn parade. These are some impressions of today’s Dawn Service at Waikumete Cemetery.…

Young Growth

Nikau Leaf Unfurling

Nikau Leaf Unfurling

On a recent outing to Forest and Birds’ Matuku Reserve above the Bethells wetlands, I noticed this beautiful colour in amongst the predominantly brown/grey and dark green tones: The young shoots of the Nikau palm (rhopalostylis sapida) start out as tightly packed spikes which then open out gradually, harmonica style, revealing these unexpected hues.…

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